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GUEST,.gargoyle Lyr Add: Mother Machree (R Young, C Olcott, E Ball (4) Lyr Add: MOTHER MACHREE (R Young,C Olcott,E Ball) 22 Nov 18

Mother Machree
1910 - U.S.A.
Rida Johnson Young - LYRICS
Ernest Ball - MUSIC
Chauncey Olcott - SINGER

There's a spot in my heart which no colleen may own.
There's a depth in my soul never sounded or known;
There's a place in my mem’ry, my life, that you fill,
No other can take it; no one ever will.

Sure, I love the dear silver that shines in your hair,
And the brow that's all furrowed, and wrinkled with care.
I kiss the dear fingers, so toil-worn for me,
Oh, God bless you and keep you, Mother Machree.

Ev'ry sorrow or care in the dear days gone by,
Was made bright by the light of the smile in your eye.
Like a candle that's set in a window at night,
Your fond love has cheered me, and guided me right.


. Featured in the 2018 film "prospector episode" of "Buster Scruggs".   It is the line.... “the dear fingers so toil-worn for me” ...that lends sweet irony to the scene.

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